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#1 Maxtrixbass

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 01:43 PM

With the helpful information in this forum I made a bino from a Zeiss microscope head. I am more than pleased.

 

I wish to also use a microscope bino on a lighter, smaller (60mm) scope, but the Zeiss head is quite heavy, enough so that it really isn't workable especially with the longer tube of the intended 60mm.

 

Is there a microscope head that is a lighter option than the Zeiss?    The used market is especially appealing for price reasons. (Yes, I have searched, but have only so far come up with weight comparisons of prefab bino units).

 

 I used "wide" 23mm (size) Zeiss eyepieces which worked well and I hope to use the same size in the next bino.


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Posted 06 February 2023 - 06:11 PM

With the helpful information in this forum I made a bino from a Zeiss microscope head. I am more than pleased.

 

I wish to also use a microscope bino on a lighter, smaller (60mm) scope, but the Zeiss head is quite heavy, enough so that it really isn't workable especially with the longer tube of the intended 60mm.

 

Is there a microscope head that is a lighter option than the Zeiss?    The used market is especially appealing for price reasons. (Yes, I have searched, but have only so far come up with weight comparisons of prefab bino units).

 

 I used "wide" 23mm (size) Zeiss eyepieces which worked well and I hope to use the same size in the next bino.

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